Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cheap Date, but not Cheap Content

http://www.foreverstrongmovie.com/

Dollar Movies! You won't regret this amazing show...Go see it!

Jason's Famous Aunt Lynda- Singing Granny

Friday, January 23, 2009

Rachel, Bella, & Abby Perfrom at SFHS



A Girl About Town in Dallas

Jason helped me rock out the Home & Gift Show at the Dallas Market. We put in 10 hour days manning our booth at the trade show. Mostly just ordered room service and watched a movie at night because he was plagued with a terrible cold. He was such a trooper! We did get the chance to go to a few fun places to eat and of course visit the American Girl Doll Store. Rachel really wanted a picture of the store itself and she put it on her screensaver!

Jason had to get home to his real job and the kiddos. I decided to stay for the apparrel market and check out the buyers there. I had a couple days inbetween to rest up and got the chance to runaround Dallas. Meredith from the DMC PR gave me all the hot tips!


I drove to Ft. Worth to check out boots. The Texans assured me that was where you went to buy your boots if you didn't want to look like a drugstore cowgirl. The brands that were most reccommended to me were Old Gringo, but they were a little out of my price range. I really liked Justin's Vintage Line, but settled on a good compromise between style and comfort with Twisted X. I am sure I will cherish these boots and remember them forever. They are lavender and brown with turquoise and yellow stitching. They are super comfortable which is good because I will be standing in them for 10 hour days at the Ponies of America Shows this summer watching the girls ride. I paired it with a super cute purple dress and the eyelet tower Vintage Hem slip to wear. Super cute! Check out some good deals on boots at Cavenders.

If you ever get to Texas you want to make a stop at the stockyards. I just kinda drove through because I didn't have the family with me. The custom boot and saddlery shops are amazing. I for sure want to visit the Cowgirl Hall of Fame museum if I ever make it back.

I went to Meredith's hair salon Phillip K Thomas and got beautified Texas style. It was such a treat. The stylist JJ was Jewish and had studied abroad in Israel, so she had many exciting adventures to share. Meredith assured me that in Texas more is just more, so teasing and hairspray can never be too much.

If you are a shopper, you will want to know that Texas has more shopping per capita than any other state. I went to Northpark Mall and window shopped. It was so entertaining to check out crewcuts where the first family has been shopping for their daughters. They had Louie, Versace, Betsey Johnson, Oilily, Juicey, Neimans, Barneys, and all the other jewels. it was super fun even though I am on a budget and a curvey pregnant lady. I did find a ballerina jewelry box Bekah has been begging for, so that was a lucky buy.

I have had some fun little adventures, but really miss Jason and my babies. They will be a welcome sight when I return home.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bekah's Crazy Hair Day


Jason & I have been out of town at the Dallas Market. My sister Stephanie and her husband Mckay were generous enough to bring their three little kiddos over and watch my 3 crazy ones while we were out of town. Stephanie was super mom and I told her all she needed to do was grind some wheat to bake bread and complete the picture. She helped Bekah create this amazing crazy hair for a special day at school. I don't know what I would do without such a supportive sister. I really appreciate her sacrifice to help me pursue my goals with Vintage Hem.

My husband is a rockstar at selling slips! Who would know that his call center solutions and software development skill set would translate into selling women's fashion? He was amazing with the customers and a great help to me especially with his cold. We made a lot of fun new friends at Dallas and got to eat at some amazing restaraunts like Javiers Gourment Mexican and Oceanaire. He is back at his real job and pulling double duty to cover mine with the girls while I am still in Dallas at the apparel market. I miss my girls so much and I can't wait to get home and be cozy with them.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Top 10 Good Things About Being Fat

While everyone is setting their new year's resolutions about working out more and getting skinnier, I am pregnant and piling on the pounds by the minute. To make myself feel better I found this helpful Top 10 list.

Top Ten Good Things About Being Fat
10. When driving, stomach acts as secondary air bag.
9. No need for buttock enhancement surgery.
8. Friends never at a loss for cruel nicknames.
7. Fast food proprieters know you by name.
6. Larger rear means you can carry armchairs & still have your hands free.
5. Distended stomach gives private parts extra privacy.
4. Constant threat of heart attack gives every day an exciting uncertainty.
3. Widened belly button provides extra storage space.
2. Come Summer time, bigger belly flops.

And the number one good thing about being fat…

1. Mathematically speaking, you’re twice the person anybody else is.

Draper LDS Temple Open House


One of the things that I love about my church is our beautiful temples and the important work that is done there including baptisms for the dead and eternal marriage. It is an incredible place to feel the Spirit of God and learn about his plan for us.

If you would like to learn more about temples use this link:
http://www.lds.org/temples/purpose/0,11298,1897-1,00.html

Upon the dedication of each LDS temple, the public is invited for 3 months to attend an open house to tour the temple. It is an incredible opportunity to see the rooms dedicated to worship the Lord. It is a guided tour, but the instruction is minimal as they want people to focus on the temple and the feeling there. The guides are happy to answer questions, but it there is not a focus on converting people. The main pupose is to allow people to experience the temple. Our family, hasn't decided which day we are going so please let us know if you would like to join us and we can reserve tickets together.

TO RESERVE FREE TICKETS, use the link below:
http://www.lds.org/reservations/0,10751,1619-1-501,00.html

The past year or so I haven't practiced my religion to its fullest potential and I am excited for the fresh start of the New Year to renew covenants I made when I was baptised to remember the Lord and follow his ways. I am so comforted to know that after I do my part, the Lord has atoned for me personally to make up the difference of where I fall short. I know firsthand the blessings of keeping the Lord's commandments and the sadness of doing the opposite. I am thankful to know I am a Child of God and he is mindful of me daily. I hope this upcoming year I can do a better job of witnessing that beautiful message especially to my children.